Police are looking into whether PnB Rock’s girlfriend’s location-tagged Instagram post may have sparked the attack that killed him.
Around 1 pm on Monday, the rapper, actual name Rakim Allen, was fatally murdered inside Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles (September 12). In an Instagram post that has since been removed, the rapper’s girlfriend mentioned that they had been in the restaurant just before the attack.
The attacker took out a gun in the restaurant and demanded stuff from Rock. Police are trying to identify the attacker using surveillance footage from the eatery and other businesses. Rock was shot nearly immediately during the heist, and he passed dead soon after being transferred to the hospital, according to the police.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said on Tuesday that Rock “was with his family – with his girlfriend or some kind of friend of his – and as they’re there, enjoying a simple meal, [he] was brutally attacked by an individual who apparently [came] to the location after a social media posting,” (September 13).
After Pop Smoke there’s no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts. To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus. #SIP #PnbRock 🕊
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2022
On the other hand, a lot of people online disagree with the idea that Rock’s girlfriend was to blame for his passing and criticize those who do so while she is still in mourning for her spouse.
Cardi B was one of the most well-known people to criticize the idea, tweeting that she “seriously doubted” the accused attacker discovered PnB Rock’s location by looking at his girlfriend’s Instagram.
“He was in a bad location and people stay outside plotting. It’s very irresponsible and inconsiderate to blame her for something so tragic. We should be sending nothing but love to her and his family at this time.” The rapper mentioned.